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Homemade Churros

These fried cinnamon-sugar goodies from the Country Woman Test Kitchen are best when fresh and hot. Try them with cups of coffee or hot chocolate. Don't be surprised if people start dunking...and then go back for more fritters.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + cooling Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Additional oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, milk, oil and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Transfer to a large bowl; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Beat on medium-high speed for 1 minute or until the dough softens. Add egg and lemon zest; beat for 1-2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a deep cast-iron or heavy skillet, heat 1 in. oil to 375°. Insert a large star tip in a pastry bag; fill with dough. On a baking sheet, pipe dough into 4-in. strips.
  • Transfer strips to skillet and fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over churros. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 fritter: 122 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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